During the closing day at the rather uneventful Intel Development Forum in Shanghai, Intel had a Nehalem system up and running at 3.2GHz. The processor was a quad-core Bloomfield chip, the desktop derivative of Nehalem. The first Nehalem CPU's will use the current 45nm process, and boast 731 million transistors. Each core has access to 256KB of L2 cache, plus an additional 8MB of L3 cache to share. As well as utilizing the QuickPath interconnect, Nehalem includes an integrated memory controller, which supports three channels.

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